In a whirlwind trip we ferried over on a Friday night and visited three amazing places before ferrying back into Melbourne on Wednesday morning. We packed so much in the three days it was incredible to see how much of Tasmania you could sample in such a short time. We will be back (again) to spend more time at these incredible places:
Bay of Fires – On the first day we arrived in Devonport and drove straight to Bay of Fires, a measly 2 hours away. We set up camp at Jeanneret Bay and spent the rest of the day exploring the beaches. We drove from Bingalong Bay, north towards The Gardens to view the famous orange colours rocks against the bright blue water. We then drove even further for sunset at Eddystone Point in Mount William National Park. When we arrived back at camp, we all went down to the beach for some light painting before bed.
Stayed: Jeanneret Bay (Free camp site at Bay of Fires National Park).
Coffeed: The Bays Kitchen in St Helens.
Stayed: Freycinet National Park Campsite at Richardsons Beach
Coffeed: Tombolo Café at Coles Bay (very good coffee)
Cradle Mountain – a three hour drive back west towards the centre of Tasmania took us to Cradle Mountain National Park. We spent the afternoon completing a few of the short walks in the area. It really is a beautiful area. So different from the coastal areas we were the nights before AND I got an up close view of a WOMBAT!
Stayed: Big 4 Cradle Mountain Camp ground
Coffeed: Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre
Tasamania is a freakin’ wonderland and I don’t know if it was just the high of the trip or the scenery or the lack of sleep, but I want to go back and explore it more. It is completely different to the mainland and reminds me a bit of my homeland, New Zealand.
Until next adventure…